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of afghanistan today ordered all u.s. special operations forces to leave an embattled area of that country within two weeks because of torture and other allegations against afghans working with the americans. the area is wardak province, not far from kabul. for more on this, we turn to nbc pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. jim, what is this all about? >> lester, this order today shocked u.s. defense and military officials, taken totally by surprise. military officials strongly deny u.s. commandos condone or took part in any kidnappings, torture or murders of afghan civilians or suspects. now, in the past, president karzai has taken the u.s. military to task, in part, to show the afghan people that he's in charge. but wardak province is a taliban stronghold, one of the hottest combat areas in afghanistan. so if karzai's playing politics here, it's an extremely dangerous game, lester. >> could this derail the planned 2014 withdrawal of the majority of troops, the schedule the administration is currently sticking with? >> well, people are already wondering that. president obama has already a
with serious opposition counsel may not be in jeopardy over u.s. efforts to keep counsel members ties out of the meetings. diplomatic efforts to persuade counsel to rethink its position and meet with secretary kerry. we'll let now what happens of course. afghanistan is kicking u.s. special forces out after key area and a war there. the word, that order coming from president hamid karzai following reports that people in the eastern province are tortured and murdered. the alleged crime is blamed on a group of armed afghans with possible ties to u.s. forces, special forces. karzai a giving the military two to clear out region. and counter insurgency operations inside of afghanistan, a strategically vital part of the country. and u.s. administration says they're not behind the forces and innocent civilians. a second major storm prompt ago blizzard watch for parts of the plains. more than a foot of snow possible in some places. details of who will get hit hardest in this latest round and where it will head next. and also, word now former republican presidential nominee, mitt romney is about to
with british prime minister david cameron as he introduces himself to some of the main u.s. allies. >> he's visiting nine countries as part of this 11-day trip. next stop germany. he also called the head of the syrian opposition group today to encourage him to come to the friends of syria meeting in rome. >> wow. the opposition group said on friday it would boycott that meeting because of a lack of support from the international community. >> we are determined that the syrian opposition is not going to be dangling in the wind, wondering where the support is or if it's coming. and we are determined to change the calculation on the ground for president assad. >> in new orleans the federal government and an army of lawyers for oil giant bp are ready to battle it out. a trial getting under way. >> bp wants to limit the civilian penalties it's got to pay for the worst oil spill in u.s. history almost three years ago. billions of dollars are now at stake. >>> now back to the vatican in crisis. pope benedict's final days now overshadowed by -- you're talking about allegations of abuse, sex, blac
, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service®, no business too small. martha: you are the seth mcfa martha: "happening now" starts right now. jon: brand-new stories and breaking news. jenna: four days ago in washington's fight to avoid steep budget cuts u. may feel it in a big way on your next trip to the airport. more on the olympic icon charged with premeditated murder. we have the latest on the "blade runner" charged with killing his girlfriend. a second serving of severe winter weather. it's all happening now. countdown to the sequester showdown. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. and i just floated this idea to our audience. you know the jaws music from the academy awards? every time we say sequester this week i'm wondering if it should come up. jon: a little audio cue. jenna: both because it's a little ridiculous and also because everyone is making it so dramatic. jon: i'm i'm jon scott. four days until the cuts kick in. democrats holding a news conference now with the air travel association on how sequestration will affect air travelers, but they are not the only ones. the white house sa
seek to narrow it like when we persuade ad court to drastically limit a u.s. government request for two months of user search queries. now, keep in mind, google owns an awful lot of properties. not only is there google but gmail, youtube, picasso, online photo sharing site. feed burner, a management tool for bloggers or orkit. a networking site popular in india and brazil and android smartphone operating system. this new legal issue how much access the government should have to internet communications is subject of a conference featuring legal scholars, civil libertarians and google representatives is starting at 1230 in washington. we'll keep an eye on that. if you don't want the government to poke around your online history. delete your history. it doesn't entirely stop the access of it but limits the duration they can examine it. jon, back to you. jon: brave new world we're getting into. doug mckelway, thank you. jenna: don't why when you buy. that is the national campaign when purchasing firearms. statistics show buyers are not always completely honest. many are suspected of giving
are trying to stop drug smugglers from crossing from mexico into the u.s. >> right there, right there. one guy's gotten out. >> reporter: they are also trying to stop the violence of a full-scale drug war from spilling north. >> are there parts of this border that you would be basically lawless or run by the cartels? >> absolutely. >> reporter: smack in the middle of this 21st century version of the wild west, two young americans, david hartley and tiffany young, just teenagers when they fell in love. >> we started dating in '98. the summer of '98, and dated for quite a while before we got engaged in 2001 and married in 2002. >> what took so long? >> we were 18. >> reporter: they wound up here, in the mexican border town of reynosa, jut south of mccallon. he was a district manager for an oil company. >> it was a blessing to us and our marriage. yeah. we were -- that's where we truly grew as a couple and had adventures. >> reporter: when the hartley's first arrive here this peaceful town was a perfect place for the young couple to live, but slowly it became more and more violent. there is a
secretary of state it is right now set for thursday in rome. a senior u.s. official traveling with the secretary say it's the syrians want more material support to end the war. afghanistan's president hamid karzai today gave u.s. special forces two weeks to get out of wardac province, the area next to kabul. the government accuse afghans working with u.s. troops of torturing and abusing other afghans. also today's suicide bombers targeted afghan troops in four coordinated attacks. the deadliest was in jalalabad where two people were killed. later, the voting rights act faces a challenge at the supreme court. the small georgia town that often plays a starring role on the big screen. and oscar pistorius's brother also facing a charge of murder. those stories when the "cbs evening news" continues. ws" continues. did you know, your eyes can lose vital nutrients as you age? [ male announcer ] that's why there's ocuvite to help replenish key eye nutrients. ocuvite has a unique formula not found in your multivitamin to help protect your eye health. ocuvite. help protect your
political contributor the democratic strategist hilary rosen and the former u.s. senator from minnesota and former romney foreign policy adviser norm coleman. guys, thanks very much for coming in. the speaker just met with reporters on the hill. i'll play a little clip. this was his message. >> listen, hope springs eternal. the president can sit down with harry reid tonight and work with senate democrats who have the majority in the senate to move a bill. it's time for them to act. i've made this clear for months now. and yet we've seen nothing. >> now, he wants them, senator, to move legislation that passed in the last congress. the last congress is irrelevant right now. you need new legislation in order to pass a bill. >> wolf, what's not irrelevant is last congress we had the tax increase. so now it's spending cut time. the president doesn't want to to the spending cut. we had the tax increase -- >> right now, to avert this fiscal crisis we have right now, these forced spending cuts, you need a new bill. you can't use a bill from the old congress. >> the president -- you know what, a
. syrian rebels do not want to go to the meeting because they are frustrated that the u.s. and europe have refused to provide arms and other aid and create a no-fly zone. secretary clinton had proposed that along with defense secretary leon panetta last year, at least proposed arming and training some rebel groups but the president rejected that plan last year. tomorrow, of course, the biggest problem, the biggest obstacle that the new secretary of state, john kerry, will face to getting rid of the assad reg seem russia. will he meet tomorrow in berlin with the russian foreign leader. that's a very big challenge. a visiting tour, nine countries in 11 days. natalie? >> andrea mitchell traveling with the secretary in london this morning. thank you. >>> more legal trouble for the pistorius family this morning as it's revealed the so-called blade runner's older brother is facing vehicular manslaughter charges for the death of a woman in a 2008 auto accident. meanwhile, pistorius awaits his trial for the murder of reeva steenkamp. >>> cuban president raul castro began what he says will be his f
afghans working with u.s. troops are responsible for harassing, torturing and even killing civilians. now the president is ordering all out of one strategy province. he says all must be out of the province during two weeks. the scene is a gateway for the taliban to target kabul. >>> president raul castro announced he will step down as president in 2018. the announcement came after the 81-year-old accepted a new five- year term as president. castro tapped his top lieutenant as first in line for succession. castro also says he hopes to establish two-term limits and age caps for political officers. his brother, former president fidel castro, received a standing ovation today during the meeting. >>> in vietnam, at least ten people were killed after two explosions flattened a movie special effects warehouse and three nearby homes. a pyrotechnician was preparing fire and smoke effects for a local movie when the blast happened. rescue crews say they don't know if there are other victims under the rubble. >>> and in taiwan, a celebration of lanterns to mark the new year holiday. some were traditi
was successful. the sir ran rebels want the u.s. to help them in their bloody two-year uprising against bashar al-assad. the war has claimed more than 70,000 lives. secretary of state john kerry says the u.s. has new ideas about how to change the thinking on the ground but a washington wants to see a political transition. >> all this comes a day ahead of new talks between western powers and iran over iran's nuclear program. >> the first new talks since june between iran and the p5 plus 1, referring to the five states that sit on the u.n. security council, including the united states and germany. the talks will be held in kazakhstan. what's on offer and what isn't is something that secretary of state john kerry wanted the iranians to know about the talks. >> iran, with a nuclear weapon in that region, and given all that's happened, is simply unacceptable and we've stated they will not obtain a nuclear weapon. president obama has been crystal clear about this. are. >> reporter: another highlight of the trip, tomorrow in whensecretary kerry has his first face-to-face with the russianing leader. >>>
is considered armed and dangerous. >>> afghanistan's president gives u.s. special forces 2 weeks to leave a key battleground. the deadline comes amid acquisitions that afghans working for u.s. troops tortured and killed innocent people. the decision could further complicate the talks between u.s. and afghanistan. >>> after the school tragedy in newtown, connecticut donations toys and gifts poured in from around the world. now more than 2 months after the deadly shooting families have a chance to take home some tokens of support. >> whether it's a race car or a pop star heartthrob -- >> justin bieber doll. >> it's christmas in february for the children of sandy hook in newtown lining up for a much deserved grab bag of gifts laid out for the taking. >> it's special that we're here and that everyone donated these for us. >> what happened was unprecedented. toys and presents by the truckload pouring into the community as outsiders did what they could to comfort those so close to tragedy. >> it's not just a toy it's everyone in the world wanting to be a part of the healing process. >> 60,000 were s
is united in our efforts to avoid the hardship of sequestration. next u.s. senator ben cardin holds a town hall style meeting monday with employees at the social security administration headquarters in woodlawn. most are in danger of possibly being furloughed and were hoping for good news from the senator. >> we have had some assurances we will probably not have of furlough. >> according to the white house, congress -- if congress does not work out a deal by friday, maryland stands to get hit in five main areas, including the military law enforcement, education, public health, job training and child care, and the environment. >> i know you cannot avoid people losing income or their jobs. that is going to happen. >> senator carden seems to feel that a deal will not come by friday, but furloughs and job losses could take more than a month, giving lawmakers a little more time. the cuts for marylanders are among the most harshest in the country. within $40 million could be cut for primary and secondary education. just be a drastic cuts toward infectious disease prevention, and cuts for clean w
, why the stakes for u.s. global engagement are so high. >> today's global world, there is no longer anything foreign about foreign policy. more than ever before, the decisions that we make from the safety of our shores don't just ripple outward. they also create a current, right here, in america. >> reporter: former high-level diplomats say the eyes of the world will be on kerry and where he flies. >> first trips by an american secretary of state overseas are watched very closely. there's a lot of symbolism attached to them. people look for clues as to which region is most important to the united states. >> reporter: his predecessor, hillary clinton, headed east for her first trip. part of the obama administration's pivot to asia. kerry's trip goes to nine countries. italy, turkey, france, egypt, saudi arabia, the united arab emirates and qatar. he needs european support in the ongoing dispute over iran's nuclear ambitions. and for any next steps to help the syrian opposition. already, the opposition coalition, angry over not getting the military arms they want, is refusing to atten
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has ordered all u.s. special forces to leave the eastern province within two weeks. he accused them of fueling insecurity in the reason. the decision was taken because of allegations that afghans working with the troops are torturing and abusing other afghans. suicide bombers have targeted afghanistan's intelligence agency and other forces in for coordinated attacks. the worst attack killed two intelligence agents it police shot and killed. the taliban is claiming responsibility for all four. it has emerged that oscar pistorius' older brother himself is facing a homicide charge. oscar pistorius free on bail on friday after the shooting of his girlfriend's on valentine's day. leaders of 11 african countries have signed a peace deal to end nearly 20 years of fighting and a democratic republic of congo. they pledged to stop interfering in congolese affairs. m22 rebel group is not a part of the agreement. while the scale of the conflict is truly staggering, with an 5 million people have died since 1998. many during what was described as africa's world war. more than 2 million people are
a peek at the next generation of cell phones. transparent phones! the taiwan division of a u- s company. poly-tron technologies. spent six - years developing this prototype. the company says, it is scratch and shatter proof. the only parts of the phone that are not transparent. are the battery and circuit board. it should hit the market by the end of the year. and while the price is top secret, it is rumored to cost less than the i-phone- 5. a trip to see the gallery of presdient's portraits usually means paintings behind velvet ropes. but now patrons are being encouraged to reach out and interact with the collection -- with an app! karin caifa shows us more. >> this provides a more intuitive a app to brthe llery off the wall on to where ever you are standing. >> we know that it is not always possible for you to experience the entire photograph or painting. however, with this new act, we want to bring that next level, to you. karin caifa . kron 4 we are going to see some clothes. the ukiah. -we are going to see some-clear conditions tomorrow after the fog possibly in the morning that co
up the pressure on syria in terms of supporting the opposition. we'll see what the u.s. response is to that from our strongest ally. also he is open to negotiations, john kerry says, with iran. we'll keep an eye on it. we'll let you know if there are any other headlines coming out of the london. bill: back to this country and march and back and forth from the white house and bob woodward, telling "politico", woodward did, that the white house has its facts on after a weekend of back and forth accusations. woodward says this is a classic case of distortion and confusion. we unfortunately have seen this too often in recent presidential history. i do not think it is willful. they are just mixed up. surprisingly so. bob cusack, managing editor of "the hill." bob, good morning to you. >> good morning, bill. bill: let's go to the background first. woodward penned a piece late friday night. it was in the newspaper on saturday. he alleges based on the quotes and the reporting that he has done that the sequester idea resides with the president. explain this now. >> yeah. woodward says bia
disturbing to see a representative of the u.s. resort to this base tactic more than a decade into the 21st century. >> justice correspondent pete williams. thanks so much. >>> two other big civil rights cases looming before the high court involving marriage equality. specifically the defense of marriage act and california's proposition 8. as the justices get set to hear those cases in march, the president took steps to some activist space is a sign that he is getting ready to fully embrace a federal constitutional right for marriage equality. joining me now to talk about that is immigration attorney and lgbt rights activist, founder of the doma project. it is great to have you here. this was big news on friday with the late filing of this brief. the justice department to get brief -- to the supreme court on friday about doma. here is what it says. law denies to tens of thousands of same-sex couples legally married under state law and for practical benefits available to legally married opposite sex couples because the discrimination cannot be justified as substantially furthering any for go
. the sensibility seemed designed to deliver the u.s. mail. we saw your boobs in the movie that we saw we saw your boobs ♪ >> how's it going? >> oh, good god in heaven. oh, hell ri they're going to gie it to anne. >> reporter: to getting a kissoff from captain kirk. >> the show's a diz disaster. >> what do you mean? it's going fine. >> no, it's not. >> reporter: he may have overserved the audience a little. >> i would argue that the actor who really got inside lincoln's head was john wilkes booth. really? 150 years and it's still too soon. >> reporter: then in the home stretch, the zingers found their mark. >> they remember when this town was nothing but cocaine trees as far as the eye could see. >> reporter: or aimed at himself. >> you guys have made beautiful, inspiring movies. i made "ted." your move i haves are here to receive awards. my movie is in red boxes in front of grocery stores being urinated on but bums. >> reporter: sitting fn an inventive hosting gig that was not always silky smooth but certainly stayed the course. [ cheers and applause ] >> and chris is here with us along with ra
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